To enable the CGIAR to scale up its research, contributing to the development of new crop varieties which are more productive and tolerant of biotic and abiotic stress. Development of farming systems which are more resilient and more productive, the development of markets and value chains which are better able to deliver benefits to poor people and policies and technology which will directly support better nutritional and health outcomes for the poor.
To have 14 million small farming households growing biofortified crops on their farms by 2019 by scaling up the research and delivery of nutritionally enriched crops’.
To contribute to poverty reduction, improvements in nutritional status, and adaptation to climate change in South Asia and Africa in the face of climate change and resource scarcity, by developing new technologies, products and knowledge which promote agricultural productivity and increase the resistance of crops to diseases and pests. The programme will lead to increased agricultural productivity; increased production and consumption of nutritious vegetables; and improved food security and incomes for rural households in Africa and South Asia.
Working in partnership with the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation on a set of co-investments, DFID’s funding will increase the development and adoption of new agricultural technologies that build resilience to climate change, diseases and pests and increase productivity, particularly for smallholders in Sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia.
The Karamoja Nutrition Programme will deliver services to treat acute malnutrition; strengthen health service planning and delivery; improve access to supplements that prevent micronutrient deficiencies for mothers and children; and test and scale initiatives to prevent malnutrition in Karamoja – including through crop bio-fortification.
The overall objective of the AgResults Initiative is to enhance smallholder welfare and food security for the poor and vulnerable in developing countries through increased investment in agricultural innovation and adoption. It aims to do so by developing financial incentives (i.e. “pull mechanisms”) for private and public sector players to research, develop, and deliver products and services that will improve smallholder agriculture. AgResults consists of a number of pilot projects across the developing world focused on either the adoption of existing technologies or the development and adaptation of new research and technologies. The UK leads on a high quality research and evaluation component.
To transform the demand for, use and practice of impact evaluation amongst the development community, particularly in areas that are currently under-evaluated. The programme will work simultaneously across multiple sectors and multiple geographies on 125 impact evaluations. This coordinated, large scale approach will provide evaluation evidence, training and technical support across government and donor portfolios (up to 16 technical workshops with 36 teams participating in each workshop; 1080 people trained and at least 75 dissemination events held) and will drive forward the use of evaluation evidence in policy making as a whole.
To raise agricultural productivity in Zambia, particularly small scale farmers, using climate smart agriculture techniques and facilitating commercial relationships with agriculture companies
To improve the diet intake and nutritional practices in target beneficiaries (Infant and Young Child Feeding practices, hygiene, breastfeeding, water and sanitation) in the Beira corridor in Mozambique and promote the local production of Ready to Use Therapeutic Foods. This will target 623,000 beneficiaries and contribute to delivering MDG 1.C on reducing hunger. Key stakeholders (GoM, private sector and donors) influenced through credible, evidenced based models for effective nutrition interventions.
The impact of mNutrition will be improved livelihoods, food security and nutrition of 3 million poor people, especially women, in 14 countries in Africa and Asia. This will result from the greater involvement of mobile phone companies in providing improved access to mobile-phone based health, nutrition and agricultural-based information services to poor farmers, including women and adolescent girls, who are often unable to access conventional extension systems. In this way, poor farmers will be supported in improving their food production, income and nutrition practices within their families. This contributes towards our MDGs by reducing rural poverty, hunger and child mortality and improving maternal health in South Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa by 2017.